The community has been good to Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) and we want to return the favor with ideas and tips that help you enjoy the healing power of nature while social distancing.
8 Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults and Families
1) In Person Afterschool Nature Clubs
Social-distancing friendly. Sign up weekly now through Dec 23. 3 pm – 6 pm
3) Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill
Hike rolling hills, forests, marshes, and bubbling creeks at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford and Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin. Get more ideas for habitat exploration activities at Ashland.
Walk the pond loop and gardens at DuPont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront and bike or walk Jack A. Markell Trail.
4) Help Nature Research
Download the iNaturalist app (or Seek by iNaturalist app for kids) to your phone and snap photos of plants and animals and submit it to the site. See if others agree with your sighting submission, and research the life histories of the plants and animals you find in your yard and local parks.
At Ashland, Abbott’s, or DEEC? When you use iNaturalist at these locations, you’re helping our biodiversity study project! Check out our Ashland iNaturalist, DEEC iNaturalist, and Abbott’s iNaturalist pages.
5) Help Keep Our Water Clean
Clean waterways improve health for people, wildlife, and pets. Much of Delaware’s waterway pollution comes from our homes and yards!
- Scoop the Poop
- Garden for Water and Wildlife
- Only Rain Down the Storm Drain
- Reduce Household Chemicals
- Cease the Grease
- Pledge now!
6) Coverdale Farm Video Stories, Recipes, and Culinary Tips
Get fresh local produce through our CSA program.
7) Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants
Now is the time to prep your garden for spring and think about how you can help pollinators, birds, and wildlife.
Learn how to combat the spread of non-native species.
8) More Fun Outdoor Activities In Your Yard or at a Park
Learn to identify animal tracks, trees, and birds. Go on a scavenger hunt! Check out these and other activities to do outside!